• Short Summary

    Garbage is piling up in the streets and squares of London as the dustmen's strike goes into its seventh week.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Building with Berkeley Square sign
    0.03

    2.
    CU Emergency Refuse Site sign
    0.05

    3.
    GV Garbage in square with path through it
    0.10

    4.
    CU Champagne and whisky bottle among garbage
    0.11

    5.
    GV TRACK piles of garbage in square
    0.26

    6.
    GV Woman on park bench near garbage
    0.30

    7.
    CU Street sign "Whitehall"
    0.32

    8.
    GV & SV Rubbish on pavements (2 shots)
    0.43

    9.
    GV Police among burning rubbish (3 shots)
    1.07

    10.
    GV Contractors removing garbage (3 shots)
    1.25



    Initials JB/PN/OS/406 JB/PN/OS/435



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Garbage is piling up in the streets and squares of London as the dustmen's strike goes into its seventh week.

    Authorities have appealed to the people to put rubbish in the open so it wont be a fire hazard to buildings and now many of the city's famous streets and squares are lined with piles of garbage.

    The Strike came about over a demand by local government workers for pay increases amounting to GBP 2-15 shillings (nearly seven dollars) a week.

    More than 70,000 workers are on strike and another 50,000 are banning overtime and working to rule.

    An official inquiry is being held and the results are expected shortly. There are hopes that the inquiry might be able to bring about an end to the strike.

    Fire Brigades in London and other Major cities are seriously concerned by the frequent outbreaks of fire each day among piled rubbish and there have been repeated appeals to the public to take every care on Saturday - Guy Fawkes day - when fireworks are let off to commemorate an unsuccessful attempt to blow up parliament in London in 1605.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMXMNJ6ZSDUTIAKGLDSGCVBQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAMXMNJ6ZSDUTIAKGLDSGCVBQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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